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Large truck wrecks and brake problems

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, more than 4,300 buses and large trucks were involved in a fatal accident during 2015. Sadly, these fatal truck crashes frequently leave families with emotional pain that will last for their entire life and financial problems as well. Even when victims of a truck crash are fortunate enough to survive, a whirlwind of challenges may lie ahead. As a result, it is crucial for trucking companies and drivers to realize the various reasons why these collisions happen and aim to prevent additional crashes.

Another semi truck causes fatal accident in Gibson County, Indiana

Truck-Accidents.jpgThis past Saturday, another semi-truck accident needlessly took the life of a fellow Hoosier. An out of state truck driver from Iowa failed to stop at a traffic light in Gibson County, Indiana (US 41) and caused a devastating crash. A local Hoosier from Remington, Indiana lost his life following the crash. His vehicle was stopped at a traffic signal when, for no known reason, the tractor-trailer slammed into the rear of his car. At this time it is unknown why the semi-truck driver failed to stop, but too often these types of needless collisions are a result of the truck driver being distracted, intoxicated, fatigued, or simply failing to follow traffic safety laws.

Indiana truck accidents more likely to be fatal than car wrecks

Indiana truck accidents more likely to be fatal than car wrecksWhile large trucks are said to be involved in fewer accidents than other types of vehicles, accidents involving big rigs have a much higher rate of fatalities. This is at least in part because trucks can weigh up to 30 times more than the average passenger vehicle. This in turn means that the driver and passengers of any smaller vehicles involved in Indiana truck accidents are, sadly, more likely to perish or be severely injured.

When Brake Failure Causes Truck Accidents

Driver versus Company Negligence

One of the many causes of commercial truck accidents is brake failure, which is why individuals other than the truck driver, or his/her trucking company, can also be held responsible for a crash. Sometimes the brake manufacturer, the person responsible for brake maintenance, or the person who loaded the truck can also be held accountable in a court of law.

When Brake Failure Causes Truck Accidents

Driver versus Company Negligence

One of the many causes of commercial truck accidents is brake failure, which is why individuals other than the truck driver, or his/her trucking company, can also be held responsible for a crash. Sometimes the brake manufacturer, the person responsible for brake maintenance, or the person who loaded the truck can also be held accountable in a court of law.

How Commercial Trucking Industry Regulations Can Affect Your Compensation and Recovery after an Accident

driving-in-rain.jpgWhat Injury Lawyers Know About Truck Accidents That Can Save You Money

Most drivers are aware of the dangers of operating near large trucks. Despite a downward trend in truck crash statistics, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ("FMCSA") reports that nearly 4,000 people were killed and another 95,000 injured in accidents involving large trucks in 2013. Due to the sheer size and weight of the average commercial truck, these types of accidents can be extremely damaging. To make matters worse, numerous parties may be at fault for a crash. Understanding commercial trucking industry regulations and how they relate to the legal rights of vehicle drivers can make a difference when it comes to your recovery process and receiving appropriate compensation.

Understanding Truck-Related Accidents

Commercial trucks and tractor-trailers have the potential to cause serious damage to other, smaller motor vehicles on the road - not to mention the serious injuries that may result. It is important that drivers are aware of the common causes of these accidents so that they can better understand and avoid them. 

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